5 easy Earth Day resolutions to save you energy and money

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Make every day Earth Day! These energy efficiency resolutions take little time and effort – and can save you money while reducing your ecological footprint in both the short and longer term.

1. Use a power strip for your electronics
Several extension cords plugged into extension socket, close-upBy pluggingappliancesinto power strips, it makes it easier to turn them all off when not in use. Better yet, purchase a smart power strip, which senses when a product is not in use and eliminates its standby power consumption.

2. Set your hot water temperature lower
Man hands setting the temperature of water in Electric BoilerAside from heating and cooling,water heatingrepresents the greatest consumption of energy in the home, amounting up to 25 percent of gas or electricity usage.

3. Choose energy-saving lighting
LED -516181562.jpgLED light fixturesare 75 to 90 percent more efficient than standard incandescent light bulbs, and can last up to 12 years.

4. Use drapes and blinds to help regulate your home’s…

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